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Aug 1, 2013 1:00am EDT
of the house and a grand lady from louisiana, ms. lindy boggs. they was a pioneer and trail blazer for the state of louisiana. she served louisiana's second congressional district following the death of her husband, h lambings e boggs. she was the first woman to represent the state of louisiana in congress and founder of the congresswoman's caucus. mr. scalise: in tribute to her service as a pioneer for women, the congressional women's reading room is rightfully named in her honor down the hall. she was the first woman and only louisiana ambassador to the holy see in the tenure of pope john paul ii. lindy effortlessly balanced her role as a respected leader and loving mother. she loved her city of new orleans, in fact, lived on bourbon street for many of her later years in new orleans. she loved her beloved tulane university and in fact, just recently, she and her daughter cokie participated in a benefit for tulane university in new orleans. she's somebody who will be dearly missed and somebody who we are honored to have, to be able to call a former colleague of ours here in the ho
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to the gentleman from louisiana, mr. scalise. the chair: the gentleman is recognized for two minutes. mr. scalise: thank you, mr. chairman and i thank the gentleman from virginia for yielding and for bringing this bill forward. i'm a strong supporter of the reins act and why we are bringing this bill forward is because of the regulations that have been coming from this obama administration. when i talk to small business owners in my district, the biggest impediment they tell me to creating more jobs, the biggest impediment, are the rules and regulations coming down from the federal government. the reins act says if these rules and regulations are so important and have a $100 million impact, shouldn't they come before congress and state their case? what are you so afraid of coming before the public body? president obama said he was going to be the most transparent ever. yet he has bureaucrats coming up with rules and regulations and we have hearings on this stuff. and when they talk about things kids' going to save lives, the rules have absolutely nothing to do with improving the quality of peop
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 6:00am EDT
on the honeymoon. >> on the honeymoon? >> she's buried near baton rouge, louisiana of diphtheria or -- i don't know, something. she'lls buried there. and then he was all alone on his plantation for a long, long time. he had a wealthy brother who kind of kept him in wealth. then he married varina howell from natchez, mississippi. it's still there. rouge, louisiana of diphtheria howell was, i hate to say pushy, but she was. she was a very aggressive lady. and wherever she went, everybody knew her. and she was the belle of washington. i mean everybody was -- she was in everybody's house and of course the president's too because of the taylors, you know, at first. the taylors. and so anyway then pearce. and so she was close to everyone. leaving washington, if i put it in modern terminology with the papers we have today in reporting, it would have been a sensational thing for this couple leaving on the train to go to south when the civil war began. davis had been very much involved in the remodelling of the capitol, which went on at that time. and not really a fire brand. he wasn't as obsessive as some
CSPAN
Aug 19, 2013 12:30am EDT
is going on. to thegoing to turn director of emergency preparedness for louisiana public health. the center ofat coordinating agencies that are disasters of various types. she has a background in health administration. during theund katrina days, and she has been with the department for over 20 years. we are pleased to have you with us today. >> can you hear me? good afternoon. i i was one of the last panelist picked up. my strength is operations. usually i am never at a loss for words. could tell me the problem is katrina. recently tropical storm isaac last year, so so many concerns we have, if you said, how are we going to evacuate half of our coast line in 38 hours. i know who to go to. i know how long it is going to take. how many states can be evacuated or not? how many will be federal assistance? i can tell you. all of a sudden i find myself not coming up with words or , andus about what to say we are asking for your help to advocate because of the things i know, because of operations. i can tell you american red cross has a 23 square feet per person capacity for a building, that has
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 1:00pm EDT
from louisiana seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent for five legislative days for members to revise and extend their remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. pursuant to house resolution 315 and rule 18, the chair declares the house in committee of the whole house on the state of the union for further consideration-h.r. 1582. will the gentleman from kansas, mr. yoder, kindly take the chair. the chair: the house is in the committee of the whole house on the state of the union for further consideration of h.r. 1582, which the clerk will report by title. the clerk: a bill to protect consumers by prohibiting the administrator of the environmental protection agency from promulgating as final certain energy related rules that will cost more than $1 billion and cause significant adverse effects to the economy. the chair: when the committee of the whole house on the state of the union rose on wednesday, july 31, 2013, a request for a recorded vote on amendment number 3 pribt -- printed in house report 113-174 offered by the gentleman from virginia, mr. conn
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 5:00pm EDT
not recognize i am originally from louisiana, and it is not recognized. but just like all other civil progress, the south as far behind. it will take some time to reach it, but we will eventually get there. lived inng have you mississippi? >> just over a year. of the time i spent in louisiana and i lived in baileys, central america, for the last five years before e,ming to mississippi -- beliz central america, for the last five years before coming to mississippi. >> mark, go ahead with your comment. thismain point to all of is, we live in a great country and everybody has the right to be wrong. everybody has the right to be right. what we have here is a battle over semantics, i think. can be think the union called marriage because marriage is a sacrament. it is sacred. it is holy. , a homosexual marriage, is sodomy. that is not holy. that is an unholy union. if you want to go ahead and have the government take care of all of your finances and everything after you die, then call it something else. civil union, maybe that is what you have to do. maybe that is what we were all word,ng over, a sem
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
. this is stanford from louisiana, 77 years old. hello. caller: good morning. i'm calling because i was at the first march. i had followed what was going on during that time. that you are speaking of included -- and i want to speak -- included in that spirit and i want to speak of the veterans of the civil rights march. had ato me that the vets to the united states military. they do notl, support president kennedy early on. the vets had come home seeking to participate in the country's they sought civil rights. some were hung in their uniforms. so threats to their homes and communities, the veterans regressed back to their homes and their neighborhoods and their farms and things like that. until they heard of reverend king and his movement. then they came out. never saw the crowds behind the frontline of king, lori, and that group, the group of the leadership in the march. who were those people behind them? vets.f them were most of the more people who had fought in germany and north africa and the philippines and japan, etc. they came home and they do not have civil rights for themselves. so here's
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 9:00pm EDT
was president and it was right before monroe left to go to france to negotiate what became the louisiana purchase. he wrote, monroe has a fine feeling. he cannot stand to be from his wife, so he is taking her with him. that was pretty much their attitude. he was devoted to family, as well. that is really what they wanted to do. if they had their choice of how they would spend their time, it would be with their family. >> this program is interactive. we invite your phone calls. you can reach us at -- let me turn to a facebook poster. "we have heard elizabeth monroe did not like being first lady." >> she did not like the public parts of it. she married james monroe when she was a member of the continental congress. through their entire adult life, he was in one public office or the other. she was very much used to him being a public figure, being the governor of virginia, being abroad as a minister of the united states serving as secretary of state. to go to the white house was not anything that unusual. it was not anything unexpected. people had talked about monroe being president for yea
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 7:00am EDT
not think it has any credibility whatsoever. host: let's go back to your point. from: i just came louisiana. i had a great trip there. there is such potential to open up and create jobs here. host: what is it? guest: it is taking those amazing resources of natural gas and oil and also the renewals -- the renewables there and putting americans to work and creating revenue that we need for better roads and better schools. i think in washington we too often polarize things. either you are for the environment or for jobs or something like this. i do not see it that way. we can do what has and done in louisiana and other areas. diversify the economy. they have great paying jobs. i want the same thing here. host: what specifically? iran on the opening of coastal virginia so that we can journal and get to the natural resources that are there in an environmentally safe way. the governor ran on it. the general assembly want it. the only thing holding us back is the administration. that is not a partisan comments. there is essentially a. . they are not moving forward. .- that is essentially it they a
CSPAN
Aug 9, 2013 7:00am EDT
claiming that the members host: that is an "politico" this morning. we began with a call from louisiana on our republican line. linda, who would you like to see nominated? >> i tell you what, i think any of our servicemen should be awarded. disappointed on some of the names. oprah winfrey has never done anything for anybody's freedom. she has, like obama, only done her share to divide the country. i am sick and tired of all the commotion going on in washington with obama. as far as i'm concerned, he does not even have the right to award anybody anything. he needs to be out of office. is linda in louisiana. this is james in rome, georgia. democrats line. medal: i would award the of honor to all of the peacemakers, the people who are trying to stop these wars that are going on. what you learn from this -- the peacemakers are the ones who shall inherit the earth. all you hear about it the republicans talking about warmongering. john mccain interfering in other people's business and things. need a department of peace. thank you. host: some of the other recipients that president obama has aw
CSPAN
Aug 15, 2013 7:00am EDT
on our twitter page -- there will never be "peace" in the middle east! next is john from louisiana. good morning. caller: good morning. my common is that as unfortunate as this is, the islamic brotherhood and morsi, i think, could be analogous to adolf hitler and the not the spirit the muslim brotherhood is the organization that al qaeda's ring from. they are radical jihadist. they have fomented violence here, and they are turning public opinion, including american public opinion, against the egyptian army, which is in fact the only stabilizing force over there. people make a big deal out of saying -- but they were democratically elected. so was adolf hitler. that is my comment. thank you. host: john, thank you for the call. from "reuters" this morning, egypt muslim brotherhood thing it would take down the military coup but stressed it would remain pinned minute to -- remain committed to a peaceful struggle. the crackdown yesterday defined western -- defining western appeals for a peaceful resolution. the military's removal of president morsi's last month prompting international stamens
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 9:00pm EDT
for president at the time, gets the vice presidential nomination so you have this axis of taylor, a louisiana sugar planter, running with fillmore, the comptroller of the state of new york. for me there's a personal thing which i have to say, i currently teach at albany law school where fillmore was living and next year i will be a visitor at l.s.u., a law school in louisiana, so i'm the embodiment of the albany-baton rouge accent, as well. >> i'd like to say, let's don't discount that the mexican war brought us all of the western southwest -- california, new mexico, et cetera. he was the commander-in-chief and he acted like it and if it upset winfield scott who had quite a temper, and zachary taylor, so be it, but as it turned out, that's what history has recorded. we greatly expanded the united states during that time and we got those properties for very, very little. in terms of the history of real estate, polk rates high. >> on to zachary taylor. >> only if you think that going to war with a country to steal half their country is an appropriate and legitimate thing to do and significant n
CSPAN
Aug 6, 2013 1:00pm EDT
louisiana. i had a great trip there. there is such potential to open up and create jobs here. host: what is it? guest: it is taking those amazing resources of natural gas and oil and also the renewables there and putting americans to work and creating revenue that we need for better roads and better schools. i think in washington we too often polarize things. either you are for the environment or for jobs or something like this. i do not see it that way. we can do what has and done in louisiana and other areas. diversify the economy. they have great paying jobs. i want the same thing here. host: what specifically? guest: i ran on the opening of coastal virginia so that we can get to the natural resources that are there in an environmentally safe way. the governor ran on it. the general assembly want it. the only thing holding us back is the administration. that is not a partisan comments. there is essentially it. they are not moving forward. we are working hard bipartisan. we want to move that forward and get virginians working again. it got to diversify our economy. this is a great way
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 9:00am EDT
report 113-187 in the following order, amendment number one by mr. scalise of louisiana, amendment number three by mr. smith ofs missouri, amendment number four by mr. latham of iowa, amendment number six by mr. nadler of new york, amendment of r eight by mr. johnson georgia, amendment by ms. jackson lee of texas, and amendment by ms. moore of wisconsin. the unfinished request is the request for a recorded vote on amendment number one printed in house report 113-187 offered by mr. scalise of louisiana on which the ayes prevailed by voice vote. the clerk will redesignate the amendment. the clerk: amendment number one printed in house report 113-18 , offered by mr. scalise of louisiana. the chair: a recorded vote has been requested. those in support of the request for a recorded vote will rise and be counted. a sufficient number having risen, a recorded vote is ordered. members will record their votes by electronic device. this will be a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any
CSPAN
Aug 7, 2013 7:00am EDT
and violating the law and they can be deported. host: our next caller is mike from louisiana, independent line, good morning. caller: hello. i like some of the points he makes. i need to get this man to go out and ask women to go out with me. host: we'll put that in the form of a question and get a response. caller: okay. start back with a little bit of time that he's put on. he said that there was no problem having your own culture. that's all fine. i'm from louisiana, i'm suppose to be french-english but i don't wear a beret. i'll let him speak a little bit. guest: there's nothing in the law that requires spanish or any other language to be spoken. i watch spanish language television but only about 10% of the time. 90% of the time i'm watching english language television, english language radio. we are part of this country. i think if you look at the vast majority of us, we're here like generations of immigrants before us and we're proud of who we are and we're also proud to be minors. host: is it different today than those from the turn of the 20th century for irish, italian and german
CSPAN
Aug 8, 2013 10:00am EDT
, massachusetts, louisiana, which is unique in some ways. we could have a debate about whether it is good or bad what is happening in the louisiana. the small school thing is in that mix, nested in that mix. what does a school and do well, what would be better to farm out to a larger entity? you do not have a lot of that farming out in a lot of states. not so much in california, new jersey. this superintendent sharing program is interesting and hopefully somebody will study that. how large do the other entities have to get to take on certain tasks in order to be affected? think your paper and the position that one size does not fit all is the right position to take. choice may help in some cases, but there needs to be real choice, if that is the case. it has to be about quality and kids, as opposed to the politics that we see around choice right now. in the places that we were, in most of the rural communities, high poverty, already consolidated, inter-district choice is often not an option. there are transportation costs. north carolina had a cap of 100 on its charter school program. that has s
CSPAN
Aug 13, 2013 7:00am EDT
he stands there and does nothing. she has to run for reelection. she been attacking louisiana's major industry, but she was also the person who gave them this mess of obamacare. there are a whole series of challenges. i think that is why it is possible to get a year's delay and obamacare. i think only focus on the career, at the american people say we can do better. it does leave the door open. could step back from the mistake they made when they voted for a bill that they had not ever read. why do they keep saying the americans did not want the affordable care act when he was elected on that? guest: obama the romney. there are a whole series of issues on the table there. if it had been a referendum on obamacare, it will be one thing. he did not make it one. he has had something similar to this in massachusetts. it also has many challenges and problems. despite his other assets and virtues, it made him a law candidate for the presidency at when the tweeter suggest it would have been a powerful issue. it was 2010. it could be in 2012 of a republican would have stood up and said i told
CSPAN
Aug 16, 2013 7:00am EDT
for calling. bill calling from baton rouge, louisiana, now, republican. hello there. caller: good morning. how are you? host: doing well. how are you? caller: fine. well, you know, i don't hear anybody saying anything about the iran spring anymore. - iran -- arab spring anymore. they knew what morsi was and obama was supportive of him. and they found out that they made a mistake when they got him oted in. the people in egypt didn't vote it, it was just the brotherhood. and he was a terrorist -- the brotherhood is a terrorist organization and he came over here. the first terrorist, i imagine, that ever came to the white .ouse it's just -- this money part, it's just another illusion to get it off of morsi and obama. because they were good friends. wears aou notice, obama ring on his left finger, his marriage finger, that is you have to be an arab to read it. now, what kind of stuff is this? host: i'm going to let you go, bill. bring in some other news here while we set up for our next segment. the "wall street journal" in the marketplace section. this headline says "retailers are feeling left be
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 7:00pm EDT
by the transportation system. louisiana talking to a manufacturer of our masuda goals, he told me were the most important things was getting those things from the market. he stopped. i said i'm in the transportation business. we are all in a transportation business. we have to get the cereal in the milk out in the morning. she was touched by the system. it will cost more for the milk. it impacts us all. in the last congress, we made some good progress. i think there are some very good reforms. we are still slowly getting the information. secretary fox will be here later today. i am encouraged. we had dinner the other night. he had dinner with several republicans. we had a great conversation. i look forward to it i did. it is always a positive thing. sometimes you have to leave politics at the door and get things done. i'm sure you will appreciate what the secretary has to say. they gave us a poor grade. we are at a point where we have got to figure out how to do this anyway that keeps us competitive in the world. there is a federal role. working with the state and the local governments. when yo
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 7:00am EDT
as many as six or seven refineries from kansas, oklahoma, texas, to louisiana. doubt that the vast majority if not 100% of the gasoline will be distributed within the united states and not put on. do export diesel because we don't use the soul like europe does. so, we have had a symbiotic relationship. we send them our diesel and they send us their gasoline. and also some of the lubricant and manufacturing products that thatight products from oil we don't use will be exported, too. those are actually healthy for our economy. host: representative terry, an issue that does affect nebraska but you do not necessarily think about nebraska when you talk about immigration. how does it affect nebraska? personally on the issue of immigration and how would you like to see it? guest: it does affect nebraska. plants inlot of we rely on that hispanic labor. we have had a good share of immigrants into both omaha, my district, as well as other cities throughout nebraska. where i am is, we need reform. we absolutely need to attack this issue. this is -- and i think pretty much the consensus of the
CSPAN
Aug 18, 2013 7:00am EDT
the mississippi river and how it affects louisiana along with natural subsidence and the issues of canals for oil and gas drilling and the of those nature. provided are has withe either to wetlands dunes and beaches and as we encroach on that, we are reducing the ability for mother nature to respond and be able to protect us and that increases our flood losses. hurricane result of sandy, more than 30,000 buildings in new york city were in a flood controlled area that is now -- that hasn't now more than doubled in the greater new york city area. guest: geography is geography. part of it is trying to understand better what the risk is. i would say that this is something that people sometimes fail to grasp. just because something was not in a flood zone or was 20 years ago, does not mean that it has not changed in that time frame. is development that occurs, sea level rise, because of a variety of different factors, a place that once had been not in the flood zone, may now be. if you have done other mitigation measures, you can actually move out of the flood zone. there is a community in florida tha
CSPAN
Aug 20, 2013 5:00pm EDT
. louisiana is next, republican line. caller: yes, good evening. i love you so much. i watch you all the time. spent my life all around the world. i think everybody needs to -- >> what about the issue we are talking about? do you find congressional town halls -- who is your representative? do you find the town halls in your district to be useful? caller: yes, that is a good thing there. to get together with these people there. it is a good thing there. host: jeffrey, thanks for your call. another issue that we haven't talked about so much this evening in terms of what people are hearing at town halls, this is the headline, lawmaker pressed on reform at town hall meeting. let's talk to bob in virginia who had a town hall recently. it says the focus was as godlattereform denied and -- enforcement mandates for legal status for people in the country unlawfully. castro, a latino teenager pressed goodlatte on the bill. i am troubled by your proclamation the border security will not be dealt with before documentation is given to immigrants, said castro who is a member of the virginia organizing acti
CSPAN
Aug 22, 2013 5:00pm EDT
in louisiana at the time. to beduke -- happened teaching in louisiana at the time. david duke nearly became governor of our state. i decided i needed to get politically active to keep the kkk from taking over the state i live in. i became active with the national organization for women because of n.o.w.'s commitment to the intersection of racism, able-ism, homophobia, all of the ism's. they are intertwined. we have been talking to colleagues in the weeks and days leading up to this very luncheon. one of the things we talked of thes the four themes 50th anniversary march on washington. that would be freedom and jobs and peace and social justice. when you look at those issues and ask yourself, what is the impact on women of those things -- then you ask yourself, what is the impact on various communities of women? what is the impact on african- american women? what is the impact on immigrant women? what about latinas, and younger women, and older women? long time ago, a legal scholar she hadrothy roberts -- that phrase. ask the woman question. any issue you are talking about, ask the woman que
CSPAN
Aug 23, 2013 10:00am EDT
for the schools. i have a comment. --re is a hole in louisiana louisiana, 29% of the republicans blamed obama for the government's katrina mess. i think these people that did that are absolutely ignorant. he was just a senator, not the president. host: thank you for calling. republican line, welcome to the program. if the cost of college worth it? well, it was like $15,000 a year 20 years ago for my daughter. local --ually got to a she is a nurse. my husband was discussed to -- he fell she concentrated more on the marching band than the college. she would to community college after that. i am quite disturbed. i put myself through a business school, whatever, 40 years ago. i paid for it out of my $100 weeks salary. the cost can't afford of tuition should consider vocational school, business schools. why should the taxpayers be paying -- >> there are a lot of kids -- you go back to the academic standards. most of the kids going to they are not academically qualified to go. they're getting a free pass because of the social justice that. i don't mind if a kid is qualified or what ethnicity, natio
CSPAN
Aug 27, 2013 5:00pm EDT
from the streets of soma, the fields of georgia, louisiana. is now a united states senator representing the state of maine. he was in the march. seat to good siege -- watch the speech of dr. king. he was in a branch of a tree in the mall watching the speech. people came from all over. these crowd people and these proud african americans and their allies would no longer stand silent why the promise -- while the promise of liberty and justice for all denied freedom to so many. i could not hear the speeches. i felt the heat. i was inside the capital. but i could see the tide of hundreds of as thousands of our brothers and --ters pushed forward tour toward that thing called freedom. day, martin luther king shared his dream. 1963 not as the end of the fight of civil rights, but only the beginning. here is what he said. "we cannot turn back. there are those who are acting -- asking for the civil rights, when will we be satisfied? we are not satisfied and we will not be until justice rolls down like a mighty stream." in the year following the march, those momentum -- momentous words, congress
CSPAN
Aug 1, 2013 7:00am EDT
in the watergate scandal, but another 30 scandal laid out in this. host: we of a call coming in from louisiana. independent calller. good morning, david. caller: who did nixon convince to take us off the gold standard? the film does not get into the specifics of his economic policies. so i really could not comment. democratic calller. caller: i of a question concerning the campaign in 18 -- 1968. how did you handle the coverage of those campaigns, which were extremely close? guest: the film does not cover the campaigns at all. it begins with his inauguration, which is the initial material available to us. they did not begin until the administration begins. the basis for the films being available to us, the basis being public domain is they were confiscated as materials created by employees of the white house while they were working for the president. so there is nothing in the collection that we obtained and made the foam out of that predated the inauguration. campaign, the 1972 campaign is very much a part of the movie because they were period.during that perit debut inth the film tonight, th
CSPAN
Aug 2, 2013 8:00pm EDT
slashed billions of dollars from the slush funds. another $670 million from the louisiana of the purchase that was included in the bill on h.r..8. repealed or changed portions of the affordable care act signed into law by the the united states. we heard heart wrenching stories from our friends on the other challenges andth illnesses. yes, mr. speaker, there are real challenges out there. can attest to i that spending 20 years taking are of patients bchlt uh the american people don't want washington deciding what kind of or th care they must have can have. we need patients and families and doctors making those preposterous the assertion that republicans don't quality rdable care, care, accessible care. nonsense, plk. nonsense. what we want is the highest quality of care that respects principles of affordability and accessibility and quality affordableness and quantity. we want patients and doctors to in charge of health care, not washington, d.c. and not the irs. a congressional hearing today investigated the national parks services mismanagement of the inventory. uncovered when an audit
CSPAN
Aug 3, 2013 7:00am EDT
to the people. states do it in different ways. jersey has a bipartisan commission. louisiana and texas do it through their legislators. and we have the political element of a legislator drawing lines that's when you end up with these funny districts. but there's a lot of evidence that you're right that a district that doesn't have many moderates, the reduction of moderates, is being driven by redistricting, that aren't competitive. there are a number of districts that only have to worry about voters coming from their side of the aisle. all they have to worry about is a primary opponent and keeping their base happy. host: talk about the nsa, snowden, what's the future of privacy and security issues? guest: this congress is going to take them up. we saw representtive rutchersburger was telling us yesterday before they headed home and they had a meeting at the white house to talk about the nsa that there appears to be an appetite for some type of additional layers of oversight. but we're going to see intel committee members and leadership, both parties on both sides of the building defending
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2013 1:00am EDT
a call coming in from louisiana. independent calller. good morning, david. caller: who did nixon convince to take us off the gold standard? guest: the film does not get into the specifics of his economic policies. so i really could not comment. advisers of economic recommended that policy. host: democratic caller. go ahead. caller: i have a question concerning the campaign. how did you handle the coverage of those campaigns, which were extremely close? guest: the film does not cover the campaigns at all. it begins with his inauguration, which is the initial material available to us. they did not begin until the administration begins. the basis for the films being available to us, the basis being public domain is they were confiscated as materials created by employees of the white house while they were working for the president. so there is nothing in the collection that we obtained and made the film out of that pre-dated the inauguration. the second campaign, the 1972 campaign is very much a part of the movie because they were filming during that period. host: with the film debut in tonig
CSPAN
Aug 5, 2013 7:00am EDT
. margaret is from port allen, louisiana on our republican line. your take on that issue of cantor saying that the real problem is entitlements, not sequestration? entitlements -- social security, medicare, the seniors pay for that and the little bit they get on is not enough. what they need work on is the welfare and social programs. explain. keep going. i understand some people needed. they need help. but you have somebody people out there that i know that do not need help, they are just lazy. host: do you think of that is biggest -- do you think that is the biggest budget challenge facing the country right now? caller: that and illegals on the welfare programs. billion a year? host: where did you get that number? caller: i will have to look at the site. programs --elfare caller: the welfare social programs. john is from jackson, new jersey on our independent line. good morning to you. caller: good morning. i have been listening to all of these politicians on the radio and tv. to get itlly seems and talk about the real problem. $1000 and i are making per week and your family is ng $1400
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Aug 6, 2013 5:00pm EDT
a louisiana newspaper. -- for presenter won't run for be election -- representative alexander won't lection.re-e meeting might decide fate of visit.utin secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary will meet with their counterparts on friday in washington to talk about a number of issues. they say at the top of the list are difficult questions that are sure to be the status of the meeting between mr. obama and mr. putin, which has been in doubt for weeks because of issues that include russia's refusal to return edward snowden united states to face charges of leaking national security secrets. that is a reporter from the new york times. a reporter from the washington post pokes fun. there is an editorial cartoon. putin is saying to edward snowden, here is a whistle you can blow whenever you see a gay person. there are stricter laws against homosexual people in russia. jonathan has written extensively about the issue of nsa surveillance for pro-publica. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. you might have been listening in. we have had a couple of questions about the extent of the
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Aug 11, 2013 7:00am EDT
organizations down there in louisiana? caller: it depends. it varies on whatever topics. host: what do you trust the local news more on? like i said, it varies. host: bobby from lake charles. you will go to barbara from akron, ohio on our 65 or older line. good morning. caller: i agree with so many of your colors. it is difficult to name all of them. age is really sad be in my is seen over the last 20 years how the tv stations that used to tell their viewers what congress 2020 --ng, for example, " "20/20." they told us what was going on behind the scenes. now they tell us what they want us to know. so many young people from your statistics no longer read newspapers, which is the only place where you can find out what is going on, and i include "the wall street journal" among that group -- that so many young people no longer feel that it is important to spend the money every month to find out what is going on in their country, we are harming our country more than they know. the newspapers are our lifeblood and liberty. both parties talk about liberty and freedom. ourout the newspapers, and countr
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Aug 12, 2013 7:00am EDT
, looking a lot like 2016. patrick o'connor reports it goes onto say that donald trump, louisiana governor bobby jindal were also in des moines this week to attend an event organized by a prominent gop donor in the state. that from "the wall street journal." "thehan weisman writes in "iowa speechs," hints at biden run." priebus, who heads up the national republican committee, was on the sunday shows yesterday, defending his call for a potential gop boycott of nbc and cnn if the networks follow through with plans to produce and air separate film projects on hillary rodham clinton. confirming that he would call for a boycott of any debates hosted by those networks if they go through on that documentary. then finally, "the arizona republic" has this headline marcus, edgewater, maryland, republican caller. ag holder seeks to revamp drug sentencing could what do you think -- sentencing. what do you think? caller: i am a black male, 47 years old. ahave experienced personally very harsh sentence for a miniscule amount of hashish when i was in the military. jailgave me two years in and a bad condu
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Aug 19, 2013 9:00pm EDT
on where you were. louisiana sugarcane back on its feet, until the hurricane of 1883. you go into mississippi, it was pretty horrible. it was not all blamed on sherman. it was the collapse of the cotton market. the english went to india, egypt for cotton the last few years of the blockade, it broke them. 6000 union soldiers elected to settle in new orleans. it was not all like "gone with the wind." it was coming back, but it was a different culture. it would not be agricultural. it would not have that until later in the 19th century. host: the north was in the midst of a great big industrial revolution. the days of the big financiers on wall street. tell us about what was happening there. guest: thanks in part to the machinery of war. guest: it was a continuation of the war and an expansion, and they were getting ready for the centennial of the nation and showing off the advances that had been made in the past 100 years. most of those were technological advances, the old farming equipment to the new modern technology, transcontinental railroad, transportation was bringing peo
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
have a comment. there was a poll in louisiana as a republican and 29% of them blamed president obama for the government's katrina mess. i think these people that did that are absolutely ignorant. he was just a senator not a president. host: thanks for calling. gale on the line from new jersey. gale is a republican. is the cost of college worth it? caller: well. it was about $15,000 a year 20 years agfor my -- ago for my daughter. she's a nurse and she -- my husband was actually disgusted because he felt she concentrated more on the marching papers. she went to a local community college. also, i'm quite disturbed. i put myself through a business school about 40 years ago. i paid for it out of my $100 a week salary. kids can't afford cost of tuition, why should the taxpayers be paying. you go back to the academic standards of 47 years ago, most of the kids going today are not academically qualified for college. they're getting a free pass because of the social justice. the standards are so bad, i. wouldn't want my kid going to school today. host: thanks for calling gale. so much of
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Aug 25, 2013 7:00am EDT
and satellite for netflix and web programming. let's give one more call to our republican law. jim, louisiana. are you there? go ahead. technology can create better jobs if the politicians get out of the way. for example, a company in dallas has a new technology that creates ethanol out of natural gas and coal. he can do it with in government a smaller carbon footprint than you can get out of corn. the create more ethanol out of corn. -- it creates more ethanol out of corn. we could have that. host: thanks for your contribution this morning. thanks for all your calls and more coming up. we're going to turn our attention next to u.s. foreign policy, focusing on the areas of egypt and syria. a roundtable discussion coming up here and we will hear from washington of the " lafranchi. howard all of that coming up. associatedr from the press economics reporter. >> as you mentioned, we will hear more about the situation in syria here at topics include the 50th anniversary of the wash on -- march on washington and health care law. you can hear rebroadcast beginning at noon and jus. jack reed, michae
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Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
baton rouge, louisiana. caller: good morning. i think we should absolutely do nothing. we get into much trouble if we stick our noses in where they do not belong. they didn't do anything to us, we shouldn't do anything to them, and it will solve no problems. hitler did not use poison gas and world war ii. the british and americans had read -- had it ready to go. host: a few stories i want to note for you this morning, this is from "the usa today," -- one other interesting story. here is a piece from "the washington times" -- that story has a picture of john hickenlooper. they are facing a secession movement in his state. left ona few minutes the question we are posing to our quests -- to our viewers. how should the u.s. respond in syria? ryan is up next on our independent line in maryland. good morning. i think it is time for america to stand back and let the nature of all course of her. think obama, if he gets in on this intervention, what happens again is we forget all of the innocent civilians. no one is calling a spade a spade in this situation. there has been a lot of deaths attrib
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Aug 27, 2013 7:00am EDT
, louisiana. go ahead you are on. caller: we don't care about people getting gas. run any deals on the sex the of the children who suffered agent orange in vietnam. off sincery is better we have been bombing them over the last 20 years? >> welcome to the show, tony. uest: >> >> guest: it seems we really don't care about those people over there. we do care about countries like israel. i care about the country of israel also. i don't care about the government of israel. i believe -- one minute we're calling all those folks over there terrorists, the next minute we care about them so much. this needs to stop because it is just going to backfire on this country and all hell is going to break loose in the middle east and we are going to be responsible for. it needs to stop. >> guest: listen, i teach at the presidents on the modern here in new york. i want to bring out a point, just a commonsense point. martin luther king who believed ,n nonviolence, if esau obama he would turn over in his grave. this is the situation. we are sending 100 houston male soldiers and female soldiers to afghanistan,
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Aug 28, 2013 7:00am EDT
from louisiana to our school in washington because we do not have any. i want to say i have a personal story here. she turned 56 today. on that day in 1963, we all sat down on the floor in our living room and watched a black and white tv. for a child that had turned six have ad that day -- birthday party, she wanted to speech,. king gave his even to the point that my father said, you've got to move your head, because her head was in the way. she was so enthralled. at one time i was suspended from king'sbefore dr. birthday became a holiday. people thealled night before. because theschool schools in seattle were leaving at 12:00. the told me into the office. there was a big ruckus. me fors they suspended gathering people together during school in honor of dr. king. so yes, it has changed. i also want to say that i am appalled at the way the statesnt of these united is treated. to be called a liar in the halls of congress is an abomination. host: thank you for the call from washington. we have this point on our twitter page. king came to washington as part of a demonstration on racial and
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Aug 30, 2013 7:00am EDT
some examples in places you might not expect. for example in louisiana, done progressive things on mental health. where they had a demonstration project they located people from the local mental health system in the local school. they found that really made a big difference in terms of over all performance, in terms of lessening symptoms and coordinating care. .... calls for about the next 15 minutes or so. on our next from florida republican line. good morning. 100% disabled veteran who was traumatized and the service and it is in my military file. why is it that went, it is like these crimes committed against me while serving a country, when these crimes were committed against me, why am i categorized as mental and why do i have to be diagnosed for a treatment when crimes are committed against me? why is that called mental? thanks fort of all, your service, and i am really sorry that you experienced what you did. my heart goes out to you. i do not know the details of your case, but i can tell you that there are a lot of veterans diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder whi
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Aug 31, 2013 3:00pm EDT
went to play a football game in new orleans, louisiana. closer to the mic? i like talking loud. i got my dad's genes for talking loud. can you all hear me? and in 1965 when they went down to new orleans, there was a running back for the buffalo bills named cookie gilchrist. cookie used to drive around the milk truck in the off-season when they had to make money, because football salaries didn't pay enough and his milk truck -- his truck was selling candies and ice cream, who knows what else, but his truck would say looky, looky, here comes cookie. [laughter] and but cookie is in new orleans, he's trying to get a cab. and he hails a cab, a cab stops and the cab driver rolls up the window and says sorry, sir, probably didn't say sir. just wanted to get to the bar down the street. what ended up happening african-american players couldn't stay in the same hotel as their white teammates and they decided to stand up and say this is not right. move the game. his father was president of the naacp at the time. tried to work out a solution. all of the white players agreed with the black players
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Aug 2, 2013 1:00am EDT
care act. the last thing i tell you is if i ever leave, i have been in tech, florida, louisiana, georgia, virginia, i can go on theon, if i ever lead with affordable care act, individuals are often confused about what i am saying. if i lead with something like this, if you have had a pre- existing condition and you cannot get insurance or it is $1500 a month and you cannot afford it, on january 1, that does not exist anymore and here is why. if your child is covered to age 26 and you are happy about it, and you do not understand why, here is why. >> that is the only group that does benefit our people who did not have and could not get coverage before it. that one percent of the population does benefit is -- if the coverage is available. >> it is more than one percent. >> the gentleman's time has expired. at this time, i recognize the gentleman from michigan, mr. dingell, for five minutes. >> i thank you for your courtesy. i thank you for holding this hearing. thank you, madam administrator, for being here today. we are 60 days away from the open enrollment. october 1. we are at
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Aug 7, 2013 1:00am EDT
a retirement on capitol hill. there is a headline from a louisiana newspaper. representative alexander won't run for re-election. meeting might decide fate of obama-putin visit. secretary of state john kerry and defense secretary will meet with their counterparts on friday in washington to talk about a number of issues. they say at the top of the list are difficult questions that are sure to be the status of the meeting between mr. obama and mr. putin, which has been in doubt for weeks because of issues that include russia's refusal to return edward snowden united states to face charges of leaking national security secrets. that is a reporter from the new york times. a reporter from the washington post pokes fun. there is an editorial cartoon. putin is saying to edward snowden, here is a whistle you can blow whenever you see a gay person. there are stricter laws against homosexual people in russia. jonathan stray has written extensively about the issue of nsa surveillance for pro- publica. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> you might have been listening in. we have had a couple
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Aug 9, 2013 1:00am EDT
. louisiana, mississippi, what is happening in some of those states? >> that is an important point, one of the interesting demographic changes in america over the last 25 years. the expert we will hear from later. traditionally, immigrants have gone to the south, other than -- shunned the south, other than texas. that has been a problem. now, you are seeing dixie really attracting a lot of the immigrant states like north carolina. one of the states with the biggest percentage increase of immigration over the last 15 years has been georgia. it has become a high-growth state. people at, are immigrants more attracted to a state with high welfare benefits, or are they attracted to a state that has jobs? we look at some of the evidence, and what we found was, on balance, immigrants are much more likely to go to states with unemployment rates than they are to go to states with welfare. they are coming here because they want a job, not a welfare check. >> it makes logical sense. if you are to leave your country and make out somewhere new -- >> there are so many people on the other side of the
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